What just happened on the American Idol
front? Lots, duh! On this roundup, we talk about Kris Allen heading to Haiti to help out, as well as possible replacements for Simon Cowell, and Carrie Underwood blogging about her How I Met Your Mother
Kris Allen is headed to Haiti.
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"Obviously I wanted to do something to help out," he told a New Orleans radio station
before performing at the NFC Championship Game earlier. "I was actually going to do that telethon, but then somebody hooked me up with going and just helping out in the next few days ... This is the stuff that means the most to me, going out and helping people. And obviously, the thing that happened in Haiti was just a tragedy. I feel blessed that I get to go out there and help people out."Speaking of Haiti...
Jennifer Hudson, who performed Paul McCartney's "Let It Be" on Friday night's Hope for Haiti Now
telethon, is relieved for some other reason
. "I'm just glad I didn't forget the words!" she said. Wasn't really obvious if she did, right?And speaking of the NFC...
the reign of Larry Platt is far from over. On the same Vikings-Saints game where Kris performed, reports said that the man behind "Pants on the Grounds" was on the sidelines for good luck
--for the Vikings, that is, especially with quarterback Brett Favre singing the song after last week's win against the Cowboys. And Platt even performed for the team! Nothing beats that song to raise spirits, huh?So who's replacing Simon? An insider told Life & Style
that they're considering singer and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx to take over Simon Cowell's vacated slot next season. He was a mentor last year, after all, although I'll be honest, I can't remember him standing out. Another name in the toss-up? Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records and the man responsible for launching Eminem's name. But reports also say Idol creator Simon Fuller is eyeing Madonna as a replacement...Aww, baby pig pooping on Carrie!
Carrie Underwood blogged about her upcoming How I Met Your Mother guest gig
, where she joked about her plans to quit the music industry to take on comedy full-time. "The show was so much fun!" she wrote, adding that the cast and crew "made me feel right at home and were super nice and great with me and my lack of experience." And what should we expect? She did dress up as a flight stewardess (as we saw before), but she also "played a cavewoman" and "had a baby pig poop on me ... "I think I was the only one who knew how to hold and wasn't afraid of a little piglet!"And finally...
Blake Lewis wants to challenge Jay Stone, also known as the beatboxer from last week's Orlando auditions. "This week ... I got called out by a fellow beatbox contestant," he told the Los Angeles Times
. "I was so glad to see someone really going for it in the art form I love so much. If Jay ends up making it to the top 12, I'll be sure to challenge him to a battle of skills." But judging from the spoilers, I don't think this will ever happen...(Image courtesy of PR Photos)